Tired Feet / Leg Aches

Tired feet, which include muscle fatigue and pain, can be caused by an abnormal foot structure such as flatfeet or having a high arch can burden the foot. Being overweight, wearing improper footwear, pregnancy, swelling of the legs, increased activity, long hours standing at work or play, or trying to compensate for an injury through overuse of other parts of the foot or the opposite foot can all result in the development of tired feet.

Even though having tired feet is not a medical condition in itself, it is a frequent complaint for those with various medical problems. Tired feet can be a symptom of venous insufficiency,a condition in which improper blood flow causes swelling, varicose veins, or edema. It can also be caused by neuropathy, or nerve damage. Having tired feet causes them to feel sore and heavy, and walking may become difficult and painful.

People who are required to stand long hours are more prone to foot problems.  Cashiers, nurses and doctors, chefs, waiters and waitresses, factory employees, construction workers, sales persons, bank tellers, and many other professions are natural opportunities for ones feet to be persistently sore and tired. Injury and stress prevention are critical for optimal foot health and comfort.

Orthotics can help realign your feet. The wearer should be careful that the insole does not cause pressure between the top of the foot and the shoe which can create blisters. Patients may also find comfort for their tired feet by soaking them in warm Epsom salts or commercial feet soak.

If self care does not alleviate the problem of tired feet, you should call our office to schedule an appointment. Dr. Mechanik can help you determine if the problem is simply tired feet, another problem,or maybe a combination of problems.

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Dr. Mechanik is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Board Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery. He has the medical and surgical skills to treat your foot conditions.

Dr. Mechanik received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree from the the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine which is part of the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, a national leader in medical education.

Dr. Mechanik then went on to complete a twenty-four month post-graduate Residency training program in Foot and Ankle Surgery and a twenty-four month surgical Fellowship training program in Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Surgery.

Dr. Mechanik is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a  Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Call us today at 303-333-3383. We can help you with this or any other foot related problems.